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A crack in the edge of the world: America and the great California earthquake of 1906 / Simon Winchester.

Winchester, Simon. (Author). Winchester, Simon. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780792744443 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792744446 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio : 2006.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was overcome by the violent shocks of an enormous earthquake, registering 8.25 on the Richter scale. The tremors and rumbling, affecting a swathe of California more than two hundred miles long, triggered a vast firestorm in the city, effectively destroying the gold rush capital that had stood there for half a century. Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring not only what happened in northern California nearly one hundred years ago, but what we have learned since then about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake in the first place.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906.
Earthquakes > California > San Francisco > History > 20th century.
San Francisco (Calif.) > History > 20th century.

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